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February 17, 2016

February 16th and 17th in 2016

Well, yesterday ended up going pretty well. I got all of my flash cards studied, more or less. I gave myself a “review tomorrow” pass on more than I should have, but if I get it wrong too many ...


February 16, 2016

February 9th to 16th in 2016

Well, it seems that I’ve been away from this far too long. On the 9th, I know that I wasn’t feeling well. I missed part of tea ceremony. I showed up, everything hurt, and I went home. It was j...


February 09, 2016

February 8th and 9th in 2016

Yesterday was my last day at Tomarino. I spent time with the two girls in 6th grade, and we went over their daily greetings for middle school. I can see why Matsumoto is so critical of the smal...


February 08, 2016

February 4th through 8th in 2016

I don’t remember much of what happened on Thursday. I didn’t exercise, and I don’t think that I got much sleep. Friday was another rather dull day. I had one class with Matsumoto Sensei. I go...


February 03, 2016

February 2nd and 3rd in 2016

Well, I got through the day. I, rather boldly, left work two whole minutes early so that I’d have time to rush into my house, change clothes, and go on my walk/job. I made it in quite good time...


Well, the nomikai on Friday was a rousing success. I had a great time. The party was fun. Found out that Matsumoto is either divorced or separated from her husband (I love when I’m let in on g...


January 31, 2016

Loose in 2016

Really, I’m losing more and more connections. It’s taken me a long time, but things are breaking down. I feel more and more isolated, more and more out of touch, more and more out of reach. I l...


January 30, 2016

On this day in 2016

On this day, January 29th, in the US, January 30th in Japan, Amanda got engaged. I’ve mixed feelings to put it mildly. I feel that a book I hadn’t quite finished is now gone forever. So much to...


January 29, 2016

January 28th-29th in 2016

January 28th and 29th Well, Matsumoto sensei didn’t need me for anything yesterday, which worked well. Though I did have to do a bit more grading. I did get nearly 10K steps in (finished it as ...


January 28, 2016

January 23rd through 28th in 2016

Saturday the 23rd was a fairly dull day. The only thing that happened of note was my guitar lesson. And the blizzard. I hadn’t been able to practice all week, due to feeling so ill, and was dre...


January 22, 2016

January 20th-22nd in 2016

The demo at Eshin went well enough. I ganbatte’d it like woah, and I even impressed Matsumoto, which is not a thing that generally happens. Really, though, my teacher was the star. I just foll...


January 20, 2016

January 19th and 20th in 2016

January 19th and 20th Well, having worked through third period, and ALT’d a class for Inori Sensei, I went home. I was a wreck. I’d barely eaten dinner the night before, and I’d not been able ...


January 19, 2016

January 15th through 19th in 2016

Friday night I had tea ceremony. It wasn’t particularly good, but it wasn’t particularly bad, which is better than it was for a long time. Nothing’s really changed in class. I’ve mostly change...


January 19, 2016

What Changed in 2016

Last night, I had a really nice talk with a Singaporean JET named Jessica. She’s struggling with life in Japan in some ways. I told her a little bit about me and about my story. How much of it...


January 15, 2016

January 13th through 15th in 2016

The night of the 13th was suitably dull. I managed to get my exercise in, plus Eikaiwa, and guitar. So far so good on week one. It feels like it’s been longer, and I don’t know if that’s good ...


January 13, 2016

January 12th and 13th in 2016

January 12th and 13th Yesterday was a very productive day. I wrote quote a bit in prosebox, I studied quite a bit on Anki, I went for a long walk, I cleaned the house a bit, I stayed under my ca...


January 12, 2016

Feelings in 2016

Let’s talk about them. At times, I lie awake and am just overcome with certain sensations. Feelings of powerlessness are overwhelming at times. I remember, in sixth grade, I went to a party at ...


January 12, 2016

Star Trek in 2016

I wish, I really wish, that I had watched Star Trek TNG when Amanda told me to twelve years ago. I wish I had watched it at an even younger age, to be honest. When I think of television shows w...


Good song. Check it out. This year is not a good year. I’m going to be thirty. I’m living in the ass crack of Japan. I’m broke, I’m fat, I’ve not accomplished literally anything I had hoped ...


Sadly, this is going to be a break in the usual list of what I’ve done. I can’t give day by day accounts as my vacation was so long and dull that very little of note or merit really took place o...


Sadly, this is going to be a break in the usual list of what I’ve done. I can’t give day by day accounts as my vacation was so long and dull that very little of note or merit really took place o...


December 22, 2015

December 18th through 22nd in 2015

Well, the weekend came and went, like so many a terrible boyfriend, and I’ve stories to tell of it, like many a terrible girlfriend. Friday evidently happened as I have distinct memories of Satu...


December 18, 2015

December 16th through 18th in 2015

In looking back over my last entry, I’m amazed at how it feels like it was in a different world. Such is life, one supposes. The 16th finished without anything of particular note happening. I’m...


December 16, 2015

December 15th and 16th in 2015

Yesterday, the 15th, went rather dully. As was to be expected. I had no classes, and relatively few notebooks to grade, which wasn’t a bad deal. I got a lot of work done on the role playing ga...


December 15, 2015

December 9th through 15th in 2015

December 9th through 15th. It’s strange to think that it’s been a week since I updated. Well, nearly. Let’s fix that. On the 9th I had Ebihara Sensei, which was dull. I don’t remember much of...


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